Caribou’s Dan Snaith Just Put Together A Thousand-Song-Long YouTube Playlist


There’s no doubt about it: Caribou had a great 2014 and, coming off of such an epic year with the release of the highly acclaimed Our Love (one of our favorite records of 2014) and a massive international tour (which is still ongoing), now Dan Snaith is saying, simply, “thank you.”

The Caribou frontman just posted a thousand-song-long YouTube playlist which serves as both a “thank you” to family and friends, and “roughly speaking…a musical history of my life.” The playlist is a wide-ranging and totally engrossing groovefest—odds are, you’re gonna love this.

Dan explains further in a note posted to YouTube:

The last few years of my life have been incredible, thanks in large part to all of you – so I’ve been thinking of how to say thank you.

As you can imagine, music has been a central love of my life since I was a teenager and over the years I’ve been introduced to a lot that has stayed with me. I’ve collected the majority of that music here—and I thought sharing it with you seemed like one way I could say thanks.

I’m sure some things are under-represented or over-represented, but roughly speaking this is a musical history of my life. Of course a lot of this music has come to me through my friends—thank you to Koushik, Kieran, Jeremy, Gary, Brandon, Jason, Sam, Ketan, Ryan, Toby and many others…

Also, please share music with me that you think I would like but is not included here, in the hope this becomes a dialogue rather than a monologue.

I suggest you listen to this on shuffle as I made no attempt to sequence these tracks – I just entered them as I browsed along the shelves in my record collection. If you see dead links or duplicate songs please tweet me @caribouband.

I hope you find something to enjoy here. Thanks,

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